Is Angular Cheilitis Contagious?

Overview Angular cheilitis is marked by inflammation of the corners of the mouth. Sensitive, sometimes painful sores appear when the corners get irritated. Without intervention, the corners of the mouth can become dry and lesions can appear. Angular cheilitis is …

Cheilitis Granulomatosa

Overview Cheilitis granulomatosa refers to the persistent, lumpy swelling of the lips. It is also called cheilitis granulomatosa and it is one form of orofacial granulomatosis. The latter is characterized by persistent enlargement of the soft tissues of the mouth, …

Mupirocin vs Neosporin

Overview If you get a cut or scrape, one of the first things you will want to do is prevent the development of bacteria. You’ll probably treat minor injuries at home with antibiotic ointments. But which ones should you choose? …

Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome

Overview Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome (MRS) is a rare condition of the neurological system distinguished by a classic triad of symptoms that comprises of long-term and recurring facial swelling especially affecting the lips, development of folds in the tongue (fissured tongue), and …

Mafucci Syndrome

Overview Mafucci syndrome is a rare congenital disorder of the skin and bones characterized by noncancerous growth of cartilages known as enchondromas, bone deformities, and reddish purple growths within the skin due to abnormal blood vessels. These abnormal blood vessels …